Surah Al Alaq with English translation

Surah Al Alaq with English translation

In the name of Allah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

96:1 اقْرَأْ بِاسْمِ رَبِّكَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ

Recite in the name of your Lord who created –

96:2 خَلَقَ الْإِنْسَانَ مِنْ عَلَقٍ

Created man from a clinging substance.

96:3 اقْرَأْ وَرَبُّكَ الْأَكْرَمُ

Recite, and your Lord is the most Generous –

96:4 الَّذِي عَلَّمَ بِالْقَلَمِ

Who taught by the pen –

96:5 عَلَّمَ الْإِنْسَانَ مَا لَمْ يَعْلَمْ

Taught man that which he knew not.

96:6 كَلَّا إِنَّ الْإِنْسَانَ لَيَطْغَىٰ

No! [But] indeed, man transgresses

96:7 أَنْ رَآهُ اسْتَغْنَىٰ

Because he sees himself self-sufficient.

96:8 إِنَّ إِلَىٰ رَبِّكَ الرُّجْعَىٰ

Indeed, to your Lord is the return.

96:9 أَرَأَيْتَ الَّذِي يَنْهَىٰ

Have you seen the one who forbids

96:10 عَبْدًا إِذَا صَلَّىٰ

A servant when he prays?

96:11 أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَانَ عَلَى الْهُدَىٰ

Have you seen if he is upon guidance

96:12 أَوْ أَمَرَ بِالتَّقْوَىٰ

Or enjoins righteousness?

96:13 أَرَأَيْتَ إِنْ كَذَّبَ وَتَوَلَّىٰ

Have you seen if he denies and turns away –

96:14 أَلَمْ يَعْلَمْ بِأَنَّ اللَّهَ يَرَىٰ

Does he not know that Allah sees?

96:15 كَلَّا لَئِنْ لَمْ يَنْتَهِ لَنَسْفَعًا بِالنَّاصِيَةِ

No! If he does not desist, We will surely drag him by the forelock –

96:16 نَاصِيَةٍ كَاذِبَةٍ خَاطِئَةٍ

A lying, sinning forelock.

96:17 فَلْيَدْعُ نَادِيَهُ

Then let him call his associates;

96:18 سَنَدْعُ الزَّبَانِيَةَ

We will call the angels of Hell.

96:19 كَلَّا لَا تُطِعْهُ وَاسْجُدْ وَاقْتَرِبْ ۩

No! Do not obey him. But prostrate and draw near [to Allah].


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